Police: man who shot, killed NYSP Trooper had illegal gun stockpile

Cause of death released in NYSP Trooper death
Posted at 4:17 PM, Jul 06, 2018

New York State Police say the man accused of shooting and killing New York State Police Trooper Nicholas Clark had 12 illegal firearms in his possession.

According to NYSP, those firearms included eight assault rifles, one rifle and three handguns. Steven Kiley also had two silencers and numerous high capacity magazines, which were also recovered during the investigation.

NYSP also released the official cause of death for Trooper Nicholas Clark. It was determined that Trooper Clark died as a result of being struck with buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun.

Trooper Clark was killed while responding to an early-morning domestic call near Corning, NY. 

NYSP report that an autopsy of Kiley determined that he died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police also say he sustained a gunshot wound from law enforcement to his chest, which would have been deadly had he not taken his own life.

Funeral Services for Trooper Nicholas Clark will be held on Sunday at Alfred University.

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